Thursday 19/08/2021 21:48(GMT+7)
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Mauricio Pochettino is unsure of how likely Lionel Messi will make his PSG debut this weekend against Brest. However, he is confident that Kylian Mbappe will be part of his plans this season.
|Messi trained with PSG|
Going to PSG, Messi joined a team that has many attacking stars like Neymar, Angel Di Maria, Kylian Mbappe and Mauro Icardi… A few days ago, the six-time Ballon d’Or winner sat in the stands watching Les Parisens beat Strasbourg 4-2.
When asked if Messi was in his plans to use before Brest on the morning of August 21, Pochettino told reporters: “We have not announced the plan to the whole team yet. We will analyze and decide after the meeting.”
“We all know the qualities of Messi, he brings a very positive energy. The connection was made quickly. You can see that there is a good feeling, not only in the dressing room but also on the pitch.”
|Mbappe has not renewed his contract with PSG|
When Messi and Neymar have not played again, Mbappe was a bright star when PSG defeated Strasbourg 4-2 in the second round of Ligue 1. Including the opening match against Troyes, the French player had 2 assists after 2 matches besides the ability to play. Harassment has become a trademark.
Speculation about Mbappe’s future is still floating when his contract with PSG is less than 1 year due to expire and is sought after by Real Madrid. However, coach Pochettino is adamant that the 22-year-old star will not go anywhere this summer:
“I see Mbappe playing very well. He is working very hard to be ready for this season. I think Mbappe will stay with PSG this season. We also know that in times like these, a lot of things are rumoured.”
“Some things are true, some things are not. I see Mbappe doing a good job, will have a place in the next match and is very focused.”
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